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ACVR 2014 : Second Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics


When Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 12, 2014
Where Zurich
Submission Deadline Jun 25, 2014
Notification Due Jul 13, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 23, 2014
Categories    computer vision   robotics   assistive technologies   human machine interaction

Call For Papers

ACVR 2014 - 2nd Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics @ ECCV 2014

CFP - Apologies for multiple copies
ACVR 2014 - “2nd Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics"
September 12th, 2014
at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, CH
In conjunction with ECCV 2014


Paper Submission: June 25, 2014
Notification of acceptance: July 13, 2014
Camera-Ready paper due: 23 July 2014
Workshop: September 12th, 2014


Assistive technologies provide a set of advanced tools that can improve the quality of life not only for disabled, patients and elderly but also for healthy people struggling with everyday actions. After a period of slow but steady scientific progress, this scientific area seems to be mature for new research and application breakthroughs. The rapid progress in the development of integrated micro-mechatronic and computer vision tools has boosted this process. In addition, the interest in this research field has further recently increased due to the affordable fallouts of the technologies and methodologies involved in both traditional challenging related problems (such as monitoring of car drivers, behaviors analysis in surveillance contexts) and pioneering topics (such as customer behavior analysis, innovative sales strategies). However, many problems remain open especially as regards to environment perception and interaction of these technological tools with people.
The goal of the workshop is then to give an overview of the state of the art of perception and interaction methodologies involved in this area with special attention to aspects related to computer vision and robotics. In particular, the International Workshop on Computer Vision and Robotics subsidiaries (ACVR) aims to bring together researchers working on problems of robotics and vision related to developing assistive technologies.

Research papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas topics:

- Augmented and Alternative Communication
- Smart Environments
- Human - Robot Interaction
- Safety and Security
- Mobility Aids
- Quality of Life Technologies
- Rehabilitation Aids
- Navigation Systems
- Home Healthcare
- Sensory Substitution
- Technology for Cognition
- Mobile and Wearable Systems
- Automatic Emotional Hearing and Understanding
- Applications for the Visually Impaired
- Activity Monitoring Systems
- Applications for the Ageing Society
- Manipulation Aids
- Datasets and Evaluation Procedures
- Personalised Monitoring
- Scene Understanding
- Life-logging
- Video summarization
- Visual Attention and Visual Saliency
- Egocentric and First-Person Vision


Prof. Amnon Shashua, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Talk: Computer Vision for the Visually Impaired: Challenges and Lessons Learned from

the OrCam Project

Prof. Roberto Manduchi, University of California - Santa Cruz
Talk: Maximizing Abilities through Technology, Education, and Research
All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s CMT Website

The format for paper submission is the same as the ECCV main conference.

Please refer to the following files for detailed formatting instructions.

eccv2014kit (ZIP file format)
eccv2014kit.tar (TAR GZ file format)
eccv2014submission (example PDF)

A complete paper should be submitted using the above templates, which are blind-submission review-formatted templates.

More detailed instructions Instructions on online paper submission are available on the ECCV 2014 website

Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers for originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance and technical contents.
Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the (post-conference) proceedings of the workshops.

Papers will be also put on the ECCV conference USB stick.

The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version (at least 40+% different than the workshop versions) of their papers to a Journal Special Issue (with open call and peer review).
More information will be soon available.


Each accepted paper must be covered by at least one author’s registration no later than the workshop paper camera-ready deadline.

Detailed information about the registration procedure and fees are available at

Registration of the paper can be made at Student rate if the author is a Student. When registering a paper please use the paper ID provided by CMT, prefixed with “ws-13-” where “13” is the ACVR workshop ID ( e.g. ws-13-3456).


The authors of the accepted papers could be invited to submit an extended version (at

least 40+% different than the workshop versions) of their papers to a Journal Special

Issue (with open call and peer review). More information will be soon available.


-Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, IT
- Marco Leo, CNR-Institute of Optics, IT
- Gerard G. Medioni, University of Southern California, US
- Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, US


- Anil Anthony Bharath, Imperial College of London,UK
- Salvatore Anzalone, Cité Internationale University de Paris, FR
- Sebastiano Battiato, University of Catania, IT
- Serge J. Belongie, University of California, US
- Bir Bhanu, University of California, US
- Alessandro Capra, STMicroelectronics, IT
- Antonio Chella, University of Palermo, IT
- Donald Chiarulli, University of Pittsburgh, US
- Roberto Cipolla, University of Cambridge, UK
- Francesca Cordella, University of Naples, IT
- James Coughlan, Smith-Kettlewell Institute, US
- Donato Di Paola, Institute of Intelligent Systems, IT
- Cem Direkoglu, Dublin City University, IE
- Cosimo Distante, Institute of Optics, IT
- Kristen Grauman, University of Texas, Austin, US
- Giovanni Indiveri, University of Salento, IT
- Takeo Kanade, Carnegie Mellon University,US
- Henry Kautz, University of Rochester, US
- Liliana Lo Presti, Boston University, US
- David Looney, Imperial College of London, UK
- Danilo P. Mandic, Imperial College of London, UK
- Maja Mataric, University of Southern California, US
- Pier Luigi Mazzeo, Institute of Optics, IT
- Markos Mentzelopoulos, University of Westminster, UK
- Ruggero Micheletto, Yokohama City University, JP
- Annalisa Milella, Institute of Intelligent Systems, IT
- Maja Pantic, Imperial College of London, UK
- Eli Peli, Harvard Medical School, US
- Giovanni Pioggia, Institute of Clinical Physiology,IT
- John Quarles, University of Texas, San Antonio,US
- Cameron Riviere, Carnegie Mellon University,US
- Mikel Rodriguez, MITRE Corporation, US
- Silvio Savarese, University of Michigan, US
- Davide Scaramuzza, University of Zurich, CH
- Nikhil Somani, Technische Univ. München, DE
- Paolo Spagnolo, Institute of Optics, IT
- Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, IT
- Jamie Ward, University of Sussex, UK
- Zhigang Zhu, City College of New York, US
- Andrew Ziegler, Georgia Tech, US


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